German company NCP GmbH is introducing the Secure CE Client for Windows Mobile. With a Virtual Private Network (VPN), a secure connection is achieved over public lines, e.g. for accessibility by field service personnel to company headquarters via the internet.
The NCP Secure CE Entry Client and the NCP Secure Enterprise CE Client enable the construction of a VPN tunnel between a Windows Mobile device and the VPN gateway in the company. The secure CE client connects mobile devices with VPN gateways from many manufacturers, using universal IPSec-based VPN software.
It also supports encryption and authentication mechanisms; additionally, they are provided with a personal firewall. The personal firewall works dynamically and enables the specification of defined filter rules, depending on the respective network environment, as well as secure release of network access to public WLANs (hotspots) via the browser.
Additionally, the Secure Enterprise CE Client allows central management functions for the administration of mobile terminals. It aligns the configuration of the Pocket PC with the security directives on the policy server in the company network.
In the case of email push services, a special connection mode ensures automatic re-establishment of the VPN tunnel to the central VPN gateway. In order to make handling of the VPN Client as simple as possible for the user, both clients employ design assistants for PC configuration and an intuitive graphical user interface at the mobile terminal.